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was such as to require the employment of the , and commenting upon, a second edition of royal chief, in which opinion they will, I be- ! this pamphler, and that, in the paesaga, jeve, be joined by most men of sense. It ap- relating to the “ DOMESTIC CABINET," this tears to be quite an easy job to beat the French second edition differs very materially from
Spain. CORIOLANUS should be reserved for the first edition. In the first edition, the esperate enterprizes and a time of peril. | latter part of the passage runs thus : “ Now,
But, why did this at once soft-brained | “ the immediate and almost necessary nad malignant writer return, just as he “ members of this party, are certainly the Das coming to a close, to ihe subject 6 king's facily and household. From wliom of the Duke's military character? Why “else, indeed, should a family council-a soud he not let that sleep? “His royal “ domestic cabinet de composed, but of * highness," says he, " wouli doubtless / " the members of the family of ihose who dtem it an indirect injustice to bimself, " must necessarily have a community of to enter into any vindication of his prue " interest, and sympathy in feeling? The fessional capacity. Nor will the friends “ heir apparent alone, or cery obvious roa of his royal highness so dignify the trile " SONS, is seldom a member of this closet of litellers, as to join issue with them " council; all the other princes are almost upon a point of this kind. His military as necessarily in the immediate confidence of character will neither depend upon their lo their solar cign and father. Let it not, conviction, nor be injured by their de- 1 " therefore, be objected to the Duke of York, cision."- Indeed? Why, then, didor that he has followed the course of things, ou, at the outset of your miserable pam- " and, with the QUEEN, is at the head of hlet, spend so much time upon this vindi-! « the “ KING'S FRIENDS.”— All the ation? You there, in your way, endea. | words here distinguished by Italic characters ored to convince us, by reasoning, that the / are left out in the second edition. This was Duke of York was a competent general; found to be a little too much. It was found nd now you tell us, that to endeavour to (by the uriler, I mean, of course), that, froduce such conviction would be an in- to make our gracious Queen a politician, pstice to the Duke. Such are the incon, and one too of a junto, or cabal, to work stencies, into which men fall, when they even against the ministry selected by the krite without principle. In conclusion, king, would not do. This part, therefore, bis wretched writer tells us to appeal to the was, in the second edition, expunged. my for the character of the Duke. The The Morning Chronicle asserts, that this irmy! The army! What ! to the whisker. pamphlet “has evidently been written unad or the shaved part of the army ? To the “ der the eye, and published with the sanić
men with long tails or the men with no tails ? " tion of the Duke of York ! Nay," auds - To the men in mutls and tippets or to those the Chronicle, “ we conceive, what it must
in high-crowned caps ? To the army ! Are “ have had the concurrence of the highest
poll pot ashamed, insolent as you are, to!“ authority in the kingdom,”- Anuntile - bid us make such an appeal. No : we are it is saying this, observe, this paper protests
bound by no rule of this sort. We are not į solemnly against ever having libelled the Duke to be told to judge of any commander from 1 of York.- Ion the contrary, lok uponibus what those under his command will say of pamphlet as coining from the very lowest and bim; but, from his deeds, wherein we dirliest source in the kingdom. Ave, the know him full as well as they can. Oh, | very dirtiest of all possible sources. What! Caltiff, you deserve to be skinned for what | attribute to the Duke of York and the King you have said upon this part of your sub- | (Lord preserve us!) a pamphlet, which ject. To tell us, that the Duke's “best describes the whole of the royal iamily, to" Teu'ard is the love of the army !" Why, I gether with others unknown, as being emWhat is the army itself, but a body, whose bodied in a sort of permanent corspiacy conduct is a proper subject of criticism with against the very ministers, whom the king the public ? The army may be most com- selects to manage the aftairs of the naiion, petent to judge of the character of com through whom he acts, and the responsibility issuries or barrack-masters ; but of those of whom is, we are told, the great security Who command in battles, the public can for our property and our lives! Attribute judge as well, or better, than the army. this pamphlet to the dictation of the Duke I must not conclude this article without of York and the approbation of the king, and noticing one very material circumstance. yet to resent the accusation of being a lie I now perceive, at a moment when I have beller! Verily :he Morning Chronicle surnot time to go through a comparison of the passes in assurance even the writer of this Whole, that I have been copying from painphile!, of which I shall now take my
Jeave, feeling no small degree of satisfaction ration—who would refuse to assist then at having had this opportunity of proving, dashing to the earth the chains which the by deed as well as word, the falsehood of the murky Cyclops of France are now forging charge, preferred against me by this writer, for them, until they shall passively bave of entertaining dislike towards the royal thrust forth their wrists to the gripe of that Commander in Chief.
iron which has hitherto entered so deeply Botley, 1st Sept. 1808.
into their soul,-" a cleaving curse be to
"s man's inheritance to all generations!" SPAIN.-Duke OF YORK.
But, in the midst of all this exultation, i Sir ;-The enormous magnitude of the heard the whisper of apprehension ang preparations which are now inaking by minis- ! alarm. The last stake for the deliverance fers for the assistance of the cause of pa: Europe is now about to be played : Brian triotism in Spain, and the monstrous suos about to shed the blood of soine of the brzy which the country must inevitably be called est of her sons in the contest; and is pourid upon to sacrifice in order to render that as ont with zealous prodigality the fruits sistance effectual, are contenaplated by the her industry into the military chests of people of these kingdoms with a painful patriots : and yet, in the moment of mobile mixture of exultation and alarm. They are all these sacrifices, the public, it seems, viewed with the feelings of the most trim not by any means fully and finally apprise phant satisfaction by all the sound-hearted of the individuals who are to be entruste part of the community, because they re with the awful responsibility of commun gard them as demonstrative of the mature | In this interval of irritable and sensitive any siate of revolutionary feeling in that coun: iety, when probably the deliverance of Spa try; under the confidence that those to is a theme which warms the heart of the whoin our resources are entrusted would not humblest labourer or mechanic over hi, ak waste them on a cause which they had not good the ear of the nation is still abused and di reason to believe was properly understood, and turbed by certain ruinours, intimating, unanimously adopted by the whole Spanish an illustrious and royal duke " has not sunpopulation.--By the revolutionary feeling, I " rendered to the prejudices of the people mean to describe that state of public scnti but had pertinaciously insisted on the cage ment, which is awakened to a concrition mand in one of the expeditions that is of the necessity of great and salutary chane i pected to leave our coasts. The prej' ges in the fabric of the constitution, and to : ces of the people !! Why, surely, y an abhorrence both of the searching and iron that illustrious personage must have been despotism of Napoleon, and of the Althy, i most scandalously libelled by those who ha corrupt, and stagnating influence of the su- attributed to him either language or sene perannualed dynasty of the Bourbons: a ments soinsulting to the best feelings of the feeling, in short, which prompts an enslay- loyal and generous nation. Our prejuures ed people to exclaim with one voice, in the all lie in precisely an opposite direction. Tu language of Alcibiades to the profiigate se- claim of royalty to all great and amiable co nate of his country :
lities is with us immeaiately allowed “ Till now you have gone on, and filled the time “ With all licentious measure ; making your wills “ The scope of justice ; till now myself, and such “ As slept within the shadow of your power, “ Have wandered with our travers's arms, and
" breath'd “ Our sufi'rance vainly: now the time is flush, “ When crouching marrow, in the bearer strong, * * * *-While, however, I bumbly “ Cries, of itself, “No more! Now breathless
venture to state my objections to the appoint " Wrong " Shall sit and pant in your great chairs of ease ;
į ment of the illustrious duke to any foreign “ And pursy Insolence shall break his wind
command, my prejudices do not blind meg " With fear and horrid flight."
the merits to which he is justly entitled
SILAKESPEARE. The late enlightened General Order, which Such are the images which now, it is to be has issued by his command, for cashiering hoped, animate the dreams of every patriot the Queues of all the privates and non-c0:* in Spain ; and such the accents to which his missioned officers of his majesty's forces fancy moulds the sound of the trumpet and the addition of a Sponge to their which calls him forth to the conflict' And! pointments, for the purpose of keeping he that would dissipate such high thoughts their heads clean, claims a very large porina
-he that would whisper base and ignomi- of the public gratitude! Whatever slzla nious conditions as the price of our co-ope- ' in the deliverance of Spain (should it tak
ace) is to be attributed to this masterly yourself, get your attorney to send Circular ad laudable measure, must unquestionably | Leiters to the poor, innocent, booksellers of
due to the sagacity and judgment of the Margate, Ramsgate, Brighton, and fifty gstrious personage. Siill, however, I other places, threatening them with the ute ould beg leave to suggest a doubt as to the most severity of the law, if they dared to ndence of recommending our patriotic vend the said publication ? Upon your oath, des to imitate our example of enlightened | could you say that you neither purchase nor
convenient reform, by dismissing their borrow the Reviews moothly, from Syaslachus; since it might possibly be pro- monds, or any other bookseller? For what ctive of some aukward consequences, by reason did Geoge Woodfall send you, in a ettering with their national prejuciices. way that I will not describe, out of his print
lam. Sir, &c. A. B. London, ing office? In waiting for answers to these 19.0, 1808.
questions, I have the honour to be, dear Sir
Richard, your obedient buible servantTo Sir Richard PHILLIP, KNIGHT. Echo.- London, August 11, 1808. DiaR SIR RICHARD ; -After carefully lating the different reports, in the news | MR. BEWLEY'S LETTER TO SIR RICHARD pers, of the trial, Carr versus Hood,
PHILLIPS. from my own recollection, I do not Mr. COBBETT ;--As a sincere admirer Hiate to say, that your assertion respecting of every thing, which, in these times of
9.21 bling of that report is not true.--The foppery and osteniation, wears the semblance and non-ense you advance, about Re- 1 of movest demeanor, I beg to be perniitied, ws, bardly deserves notice. That your through the channel of your widely circuford Review, your Public Characters, | lated Register, to pay a tribute of undissemar Travels in Spain, and all your other bled homage to your new correspondent blications, are manufaciured in the way Sir RICHARD Phillips, and to sympai represent, no one who knows Sir Richard thize with the votaries of genius and learnillips, or is acquainted with his tricks, ing in regretting the harsh and unhandsome
coubt.--All the world knows that the treatment with which he has been assailed it, the Staresmau, and other newspapers, from the rude dialectic weapons of the law. erted a “ Life of Sir Richard Phillips," With regard to the late Trial which has exRITTEN BY HIMSELF, and were cited such universal attention, the World of AD for so doing.--- But, for such a man Letters has been held in admiration both of you, to take credit to yourself for “ er- the disinterestedness and the prudence of posing a craft," of whom you and the SIR JOHN CARR, who gave it birth, and of abys and the Cundees and the Murrays | Sir RICHARD's dexterity, who embraced, . Ithe Hoggs, and the other manufacturers | upon this occasion, the opportunity of en
publica:ions are in hourly dread, is the lightening us with his opinions of Literature plus aditra of assurance. “As I do not and Criticism. These opinions are now fan to take op much time in convicting gone forth, and will stand for ever, like
, good Sir Richard, pray answer me axioms in the Matheinatics, clear and indiso following questions, and I will inform putable. They will at once regulate and fix I and Mr. Copbett's readers, whether or not the taste of the timid scholar who distrusts You waste your time in reading Reviews,” | his own judgnient, and happy will that conDid you not threaten to wiihdraw your troversialist be who can renuer his polemical aployment from GILLET, the printer, be. | wartare successful, and give a death-blow to use he printed the dumber of the Critical the arguinents of his antagonist, by citing Eview, in which Pratt's Harvest Home the oracular and unerring judgment of the cut up ? Did you not send your man, | learned Knight in suppori of his own delucklebridge, to the publishers of the cisions. Strange, indeed, it is, Sir, that the dinburgh Review, to solicit the perusal of public, in an age like this, which has ironilate pomber, as you understood they had cally been termed civilized and accomplish-Actived some by coach? Does not GILLET | ed, should have beon so blind and bigoited et some other printer to print those sheets as never to have descried the varied crudi& the Satirist, which interfere with your tion, the exquisite taste, and acute wit of Oterests? Did you not dispatch your bro th:at immaculate production, the Oxford her-in law, Surr, when you returned Review ; untii, alas! the monarch of literaTona city feast, on June the 3011, at 11 | ture, Sir Richard, whom God long pre
clock at oight, to warn the wholesale book serve! conferred disgrace and derision on 118 Ellers, not to sell that month's Satirist? | all, by pointing to its untimely death-bed. Did you not, at a considerable expense to | Let the guardian, however, of this interesting élève take courage and be comforted To Sir Francis BURDETT, BART. Milion lived in upgrateful times, and mo1 SIR, --I beg leave to offer to your cousilo year roiled away before the merits of Pura- ation some remarks on the language into dise Lost were known or acknowledged'; and, tu you buy the newspaper reporless even in our own dars, Chatterton 100 im- debite which took place in the House patiently bore the courlish fang of necessity, ! Commons on the sub of June, on the and crushed the germs of his mighty genius entitled “The Stipendiary Curates' Bil" before they had blossomed into maturity. Your speech, Sir, is variously given ; W Eren so, Sir Richard The Oxford Review, in no report that I have seen can I disco which emanated from his genius, has been that regard for first principles, and to strangled in its infancy-the oracle of wis- reprobation of abuse, which charideri dom and of science is dumb, and well has your observations on other topics; and high the learned Knight revenged himself upon as I respect the man, wbo in this age the World of Letters for its cold neglect, byvenality and supineness, stands forward relinquishing it to utter and hopeless igno firm, upright, and unvarying assertor rance.-Bui, Sir, I have been hurried away the genuine principles of the English of into this enlogium upon my illustrious stitution, I cannot but regret that he sho friend, by the warmth of my feelings, and overlook the principles on which our ece had almost forgotten the original purport of l siastical establishment is founded. my letter. In ihe Trial ailuded to above, what purpose, let me ask, was the chu Sir Richard was asked, " Whether he ever l of England instituted ? Was it that it mi 6. read or suffered his opinions to be in become an engine of state that it mi “ fluenced by the criticisins of the Edin- ' extend the isfluence of the crown by « burgh Review?" Sir Richard answered, i cing at its disposal the most valuable been upon bis oath, " That he never read anony. | ces? Was it ibat an asylun might be afin “mous scurrility; that, upon the first ed to the helpless or unworthy relatives “ appearance of the Edinburgh Pericw, he friends of the peers and wealthy comm " had looked into it, but that he had not' ers of the realın? If so, I could at o “ read it for these six years," &c. Now, nderstand, had it been put into the mar Sir, it is with inestable sorrow I relate, that of any one else, what you are reported no longer ago than the year 1875, a book 1 hare suid, about “overturning the entitled " A Voyage round the World, &c." system of clerical property," and " was written by John Turnbull, and published encroachments on the property of lay! by Sir Richard Phillips. This book is cris propriators.” Coming from you, Sir F110 ticized in the Edinburgh Review for January this language would suill be unintelligit 1907; and I have seco again and again a But if, as it has always been declared, part of this criticism, which is extremely church was founded that the Chris favourable, aifixed, by way of reconnuenda- | religion inight be preached to all rachs tion, to the advertisements of the book in the community, in its genuine, its the public papers, and which advertisements polloted purity, where is the wropea are all evidently superintended by, and sub. , making such alterations in the *system scribed with the name of, Richard Phillips! | clerical properiy” as will render that The Attorney General, who, upon the trial, perty more subservient to the objecte seemed neither to be auelinte) admiration view ? Property, I conceive, was con by the impressive grandeur of Sir Richard's with the church, that it might be sus Court Dress, nor to consider him any more servient; and the legitimate use of it, 114 a man of letters than his posimal, told the provide the necdfil maintenance of a boy Jury with very bad manners, that “ Sir 1 of men, whose business it is to apply the " Richid bad eitlerslinned in his evidence, solres Piclusively to the ministerial otta « or was the greaicst fool thai crer trod the and we find by different statutes, that “ earth.” No candid man can accredite furtherance of this intention, the clergia either of these insinuations ; but that slander | invested with ceriain privileges, and a may be silenced and abashei, I hope Sir | jccted to certain disabilities, " in regard Richard will condescend to give an espiana- their own continual attendance on their si* tion of the mysterious circunst:nce to which functions" or as it is elsewhere expres I have alludes. In the mean tiine, I barel that they may “attend the more close'. 4 the honour to subscribe myself, with lioiuage l the service of Almighty God.''- We ko bordering on idol try, his mist obsequious however, that in numerous cases the e and devoted admirer, -GEORGE BEWLEY,- | venues of ine church are very differes i Orford, suguse 10, 180S.
what sources the ecclesiastical property has | sive-it did not go far enough--it should sprung - If it be correct that it professedly have been frand to compel the clergy to do originated in the priuciple I have stated, their duty curkjör l.im ci----10 oblige the mic (and this I helieve will not be disputed) tred Iords to reside in tlieir several dioceses-I centend that it is the duty of those who to be careful whom they adnit into holy have the power to see that it is made use of orders, but 10 see that when admitted the in conformity with that principle.. Yol, whole brotherhood, beneficed or not, faithSir, iureigh against a practice in the state of fully discharged their solemn obligations,
giving large salaries to men for performing | This, howeier, nould, under present cir- the duties of certain ottices, which are in cumstances, be too much to expect; and I
fact filled by clerks, at much relucedown I was glad to see eren an attempt to tough still sufficient salaries; this you justly distribute the salaries of the cleroy on a
term a prostitution of the public money. standard niore in contormity wib ine rules - but where, let me ask, is the differencein the 1 of arithmetic.-If the bigier order of the
principle of appointing rectors who never clergy are still to live by the labour of their visit their parishioners? Inthe cirect, indeed, curates, surely these (1 say it with all due I see a difference by no means to the adv30 deference 10 the Christian benevolence of ece tage either of the church or of the object clesiastical proprietaries) ought to derive of its institution ; for how many of the half- | from the same source a comfortable subsista paid curates are constrained, by an anxiety ence for their families and thenisclves. I to feed their families, to neglect " the know net, Sir, whether you would call this sacred function " which has been abandoned overturning “the whole system of clerical to them by their overpaid superiors--the “ property;" but would it not lead to a puintention of the privileges and disabilities, rification of that system, wbich would render to which, as already stated, the body of the it more worthy of the religion it is intended clergy are by law made liable, being thus to support? You object to the additional entirely defeated.--It appears to me io be a power which would have been given by the matter of no importance by whom is held bill in question to the bench of bishops, and the power of dispensing the livings of the to the attendant extension of the undue inchurch, so that laws exist to direct the fluence at elections to which clerical freemanner in which it shall be exercised, and holders are already subject. Sir, I admit that it is exercised accordingly. Whether the full weight of these objections, and I these livings are the property (we ought, I do not mean to lessen it when I remark that think, to say in the trust) of the church, or they apply with nearly equal force to the powa of lay inapropriators, be it remembered that er and influence now exi ting. If you could their revenues are wholly or in part derived entirely destroy that power and influence, I from the public; and that certain duties are might pause betore I proceed to the argumenti annexed to them, by the performance of am about to advance; but I consider it only as which the public expect and have a right to a comparatively inconsiderable increase of an "espect to be benefited. But if those who existing evil which would piobably in a great possess this power (who, I repeat, should measure remove an evil of vast and growing only be considered in the light of trustees) ! magnitude. Unquestionably this might be apply any part of these revenues to the use more effectually accomplished, and witheither of themselves, or of men who | out incurring your objections), by placing thongh ordained of the church, regard the power in the hands of the laily, which neither their offices nor ought belonging to the bill would have quen to the bishops. them save only their emoluments, how can But this I only presune en passant to menthe canse of religion be served, and where is tion. Were I to propose it, I might revive the lenefit which the public seek from the the cry that "the church is in danger;" establishments? It is fit, therefore, that au- and I should be sorry to disturb Mir. Percethority should somewhere exist to inquire val in the formation of his vigorous schemes by whom the revenues are received, and or in his consultations with his mitred friends. how the duties are performed ; and I partly may be allowed, however, to express my approve of “the Stipendiary Curutes' Bill," regret that the stipendiary curates' bill should because to a certain point it would have I have afforded another proof of the influence given effect to this authority; but I also led of “the junto behind the throne."--That chjections to it. These, however, did not arise this subjeci skuurid undergo a more ample from its interference with the property of the 1 discussion is not merely desirable, it is in church. For the reasons already given, this, in ny mind essenciaiso the welfire of the esthe shape of strong parliamentary regulations, ļ tavlishinent. The church, Sir, is more in is, Ithink, much to be wished for. My opi | danger from the mode pursued of arpointing Diva.is, that it was not sufficiently comprehen. I her cuiuisiers and of applying her retenuti,